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ruminate on (something)

To give great consideration to something; to ponder on or think about something very deeply. We sat ruminating on various ways to improve our business model when Janet suddenly came up with a brilliant idea. Well, your review has certainly given me plenty to ruminate on.
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ruminate about (something)

To give great consideration to something; to ponder on or think about something very deeply. We sat ruminating about various ways to improve our business model when Janet suddenly came up with a brilliant idea. Well, your review has certainly given me plenty to ruminate about.
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ruminate about something

 and ruminate on something
to ponder and think about something. (Alludes to a cow, relaxing and chewing its cud, as if it is thinking.) He sat, ruminating about the events of the day, humming and eating peanuts. Let me ruminate on this a little bit.
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Compared with feeding restricted TMR (TMR1), feeding TMR ad libitum (TMR2) resulted in 1.2 kg more daily feed DM intake, long eating, ruminating and chewing times, short resting time, great frequencies of defecation, urination and drinking of water, great numbers of boluses and chews, long ruminating time per bolus, low feed value index, low eating rate, and high ruminating efficiency (p<0.05) and similar chewing efficiency (p>0.05).
With regard to the time spent ruminating, there was no difference (p > 0.05) between nonrestricted and 20% restriction animals; 40% restriction animals had lower (p < 0.05) results than the other treatments.
The daily number of boli was obtained by dividing the total time ruminating (minutes), by the average time spent ruminating a bolus.
(2010), the use of the times spent on feeding and ruminating are good indicators of actual consumption, since several factors are related to the actual dry matter and fiber intake and to the characteristics of feeding and rumination behavior, such as physical and chemical properties of the diet, digestibility and degradability of the diet and the individual characteristics of the animal.
"Moving on" is not always a panacea for all matters of mental health, but when it comes to ruminating, it eventually needs to be.
ANYONE ruminating on the maxim 'it is better to offer no excuse than a bad one' should visit the 'stewards room' at thehra.org, and the 'why they ran badly' section.
If you have time to kill and spend some of it ruminating on the lyric (or if you wait for the explanation generously offered at the song's bridge), you'll find that the words refer to, well, ruminating--sort of.
Remember, now, we are ruminating about scientific books, couched in medical terms on the X's and O's of sun stroke, lower back pain, head concussions, dementia, and athlete's foot.
In the midst of all the chaos sits Michael Pollan, calmly nibbling a piece of homemade boar prosciutto and ruminating, "Let them eat cake made with unbleached organic flour and fresh butter from the local creamery." Pollan is the author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, an irritatingly excellent book.
After years of rumored publication, the appearance of Selections from the Journals of Myron Stout has at last corroborated critics' thoughts on the artist's work: The excerpted entries, dating from 1950 through 1966, perforce provide a picture of Stout ruminating on nature, in particular the dunes of the Cape, and on art history, from Giotto and Ucello to Mondrian and Hofmann, as he works as an artist by other means.
For this reason, one should not worry about missing a Hail Mary or two; rather one should concentrate on ruminating over the events of Jesus' life, as Mary did (Luke 2:51).
and had spent the best years of my life ruminating through libraries ...
The play is narrated by Kippy Sunderstrom (Neal Huff), Darren's closest friend on the team, who has a reputation as the most intelligent man in baseball and serves as the author's spokesman in ruminating about the sociopolitical impact of Darren's coming-out.
The days between are simply those between birth and death "where all we ever wanted was to learn and love and grow." At this stage of his life and career, Garcia is ruminating. "Gave the best we had to give, how much we'll never know," he concludes.
And before ruminating on summer reading let us warm up with a quartet of additional nouns peculiar to our peculiar business.